with irrepressible sewing urges. What that means is that I’m not particularly good at it and it’s fussy as all get out but, but, but, the fabrics are so pretty! Anyway, here is the latest update. Tertiary squares, (my own personal system of quilt square measurement), into strips:
Wanna have some fun? Give an anal retentive control freak 53 ‘random’ quilt blocks and tell them to create an attractive set of strips. Yeah, that took awhile. Let’s play the hyper-critical game! Anyway, that took a fair bit of time that I’m never getting back. Finally I had 8 strips of 6 blocks each. You think it’s over, don’t you? No, no, no! Now we have to make those 8 strips work with each other. It was such a long afternoon, you have no idea. Finally, I just threw caution to the wind and ended up with this:
Stella was kind enough to pop in to give the project some scale. As it stands now, it is 47″ x 70″.
Overall, I think I like it. From a distance and in photos at least. Up close, oy. There is simply no fudging with this quilting business. Knitting – it has the fudging and I sometimes need that. I have to find a border, binding, and backing for this behemoth. Something pretty solid I’m thinking. The front is so very busy.
Tomorrow my lovely momma is coming to visit. We’re going to hit the fabric store and then be ladies who lunch. Holidays rule!
Oh, and then after neglecting the garden for two days I popped out there to water and do a status check. Um, yeah. Even in our cool and damp weather things are SO growing.
If we were to get two days of actual sunshine in a row, I’m pretty sure the green explosion would be audible out there. Even without, we’ll be having fresh salad with crunchy radishes within a day or two. Mmmmmm.
And now, I’m off to knit while the husband plays his new video game. I was disappointed to discover there are no zombies in it. Oh well.